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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

For anyone interested in delving into Madrid’s art and culture, this new boutique hotel is hard to beat: located right on Plaza Mayor and set in a charming 17th-century building from Spain’s Golden Age.

Open your window and you’re looking out over the grand square (or there are quieter rooms facing the courtyard); there’s a rooftop pool for blazing Madrid days, as well as a beautiful, brick-vaulted indoor pool in the cellars – where coal to heat the building was once stored.

With flashes of cobalt, navy and exposed red brick, the colour scheme in the rooms recalls paintings by local art legends Velazquez and Goya.

There’s a courtyard restaurant, and you’re in walking distance of scores of others, along with all the main sights of Madrid.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Creche
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Prado Museum

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[1.3 miles]

Madrid’s most renowned museum, home to the single best collection of Spanish art and arguably the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century.

Best for ages: 18+ | £13

Reina Sofia National Museum

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[1.3 miles]

Spain’s National Museum of 20th-century art is the third of Madrid’s world-class art museums. Reina most famously contains Picasso’s Guernica, and outstanding collections of Spain’s two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Best for ages: 18+ | £8

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

A view from the side of Plaza Mayor. Tables and chairs from cafes sit the the sun, people walk around on the cobblestone plaza.
Experience

Plaza Mayor

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0 miles]

Madrid’s big, Baroque main square, completed in 1619, is enclosed by stately symmetrical buildings and porticoed walks. For centuries it was the theatre of city life – witnessing coronations, bullfights, jousts, football matches, beatifications, and executions. Today, it’s Madrid’s beating heart, packed with cafés and restaurants.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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External view of the market budiling - with walls that are all windows
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San Miguel Market

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0.2 miles]

Madrid’s foodie hotspot: a gourmet hub housing 33 shops and street stalls, selling the highest-quality local produce – including more than 100 varieties of cheese. A Madrid institution, the market buzzes from morning until late at night.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Hammam at Al Andalus Madrid
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Hammam at Al Andalus Madrid

Madrid, Spain[0.3 miles]

If you need some time out from the hectic delights of this vibrant city, head to this excellent hammam, a modern-day version of the traditional Andalusian bathhouse experience, to soak in the hot spa baths. Traditional treatments include steamy massage, hot stones and kessa gloves.

Best for ages: 13+ | £60 | 2+ hours

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A traditional Spanish hand fan - black lace on top of the fan fabric which shows a pastoral scene.
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Casa de Diego

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0.4 miles]

Founded in 1858. Spain has long been one of the greatest producers of abanicos – traditional hand fans. This small studio upholds that tradition. The highest quality hand-made fans – with handles made from wood, ebony or bone – are made on site. Each one is a unique, gorgeous work of art.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Madrid

Madrid Region, Spain

Spain’s sunny capital offers up world-class art, super shopping, renowned tapas and late, late nights.

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